All eligible gifted/talented students may submit an application to apply for OWjL Camp.

Important Things to Know

  • Either the applicant or the school may coordinate the application mailing process. However, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all forms are received by the deadline.
  • When the application packet is complete, an email notification will be sent to the applicant and parent/guardian.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • No faxed copies will be accepted.
  • Do not send money with the application.
  • Be considerate of school personnel and request references well in advance of deadlines.
  • Mail your application on time. The number of students who apply exceeds the available spaces and late applications will be added to the wait list.

Essay Prompt Information

The goal of the student essay is to help the OWjL staff get to know you on a more individual basis. It provides you with an opportunity to share your interests, abilities and creativity.

Choose only one question listed below to respond to in 250 words or less. Originality, uniqueness of thought, organization, correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar will help us select OWjL participants. Please remember to put your name on your essay.

  1. If you could change something about the world in which you live, what one thing would you change and why?
  2. If you could be someone or something other than yourself, who or what would you be? Why? How would your outlook on life be different?

Deadlines

  • Online or Postmark - Camper applications must be submitted online or postmarked by January 31st.
  • Financial Aid - by or before March 1st. If you are applying for financial aid, you must send a completed financial aid application with a copy of the required supporting documentation. See the scholarships page. You will be applying for financial aid BEFORE you know if your child has been accepted.

Camper Online Forms (complete and submit online)

Note: A valid email address is required for online submissions. Students CANNOT use a school email address. If the student does not have an email outside of school, they can use the email of a parent/guardian. OWjL respects your privacy and will not sell or trade information submitted.

Camper PDF Forms (to print, complete and mail)

Request an Application by Mail

To receive an application packet for OWjL Camp by mail, click on the link below and submit the form. OWjL respects your privacy and will not sell or trade information submitted.

  • To request an application packet or information through postal mail, submit your request here, or email owjl@owu.edu with your request and mailing information.

  • The OWjL Application Packet can also be printed here. This is a PDF that can be printed, completed and mailed to us before the deadline.